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Walking on Sunshine (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 27 June 2014 (UK)
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Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf, and has ... See full summary »

Directors:

Max Giwa (as Max & Dania), Dania Pasquini (as Max & Dania)
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Credited cast:
Hannah Arterton ... Taylor
Annabel Scholey ... Maddie
Greg Wise ... Doug
Giulio Berruti ... Raf
Leona Lewis ... Elena
Danny Kirrane ... Mikey
Katy Brand ... Lil
Susan Fordham ... Holiday Maker
Gino Picciano ... Passenger
Adrian Quinton Adrian Quinton ... Dancer
Amy Clare Beales ... Holiday Rep
Laura Hydari ... Holidaymaker
Anabel Kutay ... Air Hostess
Gabriel Constantin ... Businessman
Val Monk ... Holiday Maker
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Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life... By: Vertigo Films Written by Vertigo Films

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UK | USA | Italy

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English | Italian

Release Date:

27 June 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Holiday! See more »

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Vertigo Films,IM Global See more »
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2.35 : 1
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There were different reports in 2012 indicating that Kylie Minogue, Gemma Arterton and Samantha Barks were in talks for this film but none of them ultimately appeared. A report by The Wrap also indicated that the film would be about a mother and daughter who fall for the same man, but the film was ultimately about two sisters. See more »

Goofs

The scene after the tomato festival where Taylor and Raf go wash at the beach probably wouldn't show the sun setting on the sea. It's debatable, since the closest shoreline to their location in Apulia is 20 miles north-west, where the sun would always rise over the sea. Though if they traveled 80 miles south-west to the Gulf of Taranto they would be facing the other direction. Since the tomato festival isn't given an exact location is hard to say. See more »

Quotes

Maddie: All my life I've gone from wrong guy to wrong guy and now, finally, to have found a guy who's right... who's kind and decent and... beautiful inside and out. Because... you are the right guy. But it's not right. Not for me. I came here to find myself and I found you. This is the same thing I always do: running off into the arms of a man and losing myself. Er... it's incredible to me that someone as amazing as you want to marry me. How could I not get caught up in that? The big church wedding, ...
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Featured in Projector: Walking on Sunshine (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Written by George Michael
Performed by Leona Lewis, Danny Kirrane, Katy Brand, Hannah Arterton, Annabel Scholey, Giulio Maria Corso, Greg Wise and Giulio Berruti
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Decent lightweight entertainment

Bad girl Maddie is just about to wed hunky Italian Raf, and goody-two-shoes sister Taylor flies in, just to discover Raf, incidentally, is her holiday fling from three years ago and, even more incidentally, the love of her life. This is the ridiculous premise of this feel-good musical film which is also a blatant Mamma Mia rip off. The wedding, the songs, the locations, it is impossible not to see the link between the two movies.

Flawed as Mamma Mia was, at least it could rely on heavyweight actors like Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan. The cast of this movie is nowhere near as good , and what the movie lacks in the embarrassingly simple plot, it fails to make up with chemistry and charm.

This paper-thin feel-good movie no doubt hopes to cash in on its many similarities with worldwide hit movie Mamma Mia, and both movies basically works as advertisements for holidays in Italy, showcasing breathtakingly beautiful settings.

All in all, the movie is not without its little charms and the 80s soundtrack surely appeals to many, so for an evening of feel-good fun this might just work for you, just don't expect any form of depth, thoughtfulness, cultural weight or lasting memories. I'm pretty sure you will have forgotten all about this movie in a couple of months.


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